Providence Health Care Foundation

The Greatest Part of Living is Giving

Providence Health Care Foundation is dedicated to supporting the many health services provided through Providence: Providence Centralia Hospital, Providence Regional Cancer Centers, Boldt Diabetes Clinic, Providence Medical Groups, Providence SoundHomeCare & Hospice, Blanchet House, Rossi House and Providence Place. Many gifts to the Foundation are cash gifts given to a designated fund or an area of greatest need.

How you can support the Mission

  • Remember family and friends through a memorial or honorarium gift
  • Pledge to make an annual contribution
  • Consider gifts of stock, bonds or real estate
  • Make a charitable bequest through your will
  • Purchase a memorial paver, located in the Mother Joseph Memorial Garden
  • Become a sponsor at one of the major fundraising events
  • Create a new source of income for yourself through a charitable annuity.

For more information about current gift planning options and giving opportunities, please email the Foundation.

The staff can provide you with complimentary and confidential computations at no obligation. They can work with your financial and legal advisors and ensure that your personal financial goals are honored.


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Help Providence during the COVID-19 crisis

During this COVID-19 pandemic, we at Providence have seen the compassion and genuine care from individuals and businesses of our community. Many of you have inquired about donating meals, gift cards and other items to support our frontline caregivers.

We hear you, and we feel your love and support.  Thank you!

We appreciate these generous offers and would like to offer information and guidelines for those seeking ways to assist.

Food and other perishables:
Due to concerns regarding proper food handling and safe storage, social distancing requirements, and visitor restrictions to our facilities in Southwest Washington, we are unable to accept donations of food or other perishable items.   

Nonperishable items, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies:
Many are offering donations of PPE including masks, gloves and other items that are in short supply.  We are grateful for unopened, commercially-produced PPE, especially N95 respirator masks for our caregivers.   

For donation of nonperishable items, please contact Karen Burton at 360-493-7482 or email

For donation of protective personal equipment, please contact Jerry Roundy at 360-493-5044 or email    

Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to accept home-sewn masks.  For up-to-date information on regarding mask donations and sewing efforts, please visit 

Cash and Cash Equivalents (gift cards, etc.):
As is Providence’s longstanding policy, caregivers are not able to accept cash, gift cards or anything that can be considered a cash equivalent.  These should be donated to the foundation office affiliated with the Providence ministry you wish to support.  

Online Donations:

For Providence Centralia Hospital, Blanchette House, Rossie House, and Providence Place - Make a Gift Online

For Providence St. Peter Hospital, Mother Joseph Care Center, Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice, and Providence Medical Group - Make a Gift Online


Although specific needs for COVID-19 recovery are not yet identified, we know they will be significant.  Below are several funds we would ask you to consider supporting as they will provide direct help and needed equipment and supplies.


Whatever you are able to do to show your support for our caregivers and patients, please know it matters deeply to us.  Whether a prayer for their protection or a donation to provide direct support, care and comfort, you are making a difference.  You are helping save lives in our community.

Greatest Need Fund
This fund provides the greatest flexibility and accessibility to address immediate needs.  Both Providence foundations in Southwest Washington use gifts to this fund to directly support their affiliated hospitals and programs.  Greatest need funds will be used to support COVID-19 response and recovery.

Patient Assistance Fund  
The Sister Carolyn Patient Assistance fund(Providence Centralia Hospital) and Sister Rita Patient Assistance fund (Providence St. Peter Hospital) are used regularly to remove barriers for patients awaiting discharge from the hospital.  These can include transportation, lodging, food, clothing and other needs preventing them from making the transition out of the hospital when inpatient care is no longer required.  This benefits patients being discharged and those waiting admission when hospital beds are in high demand.

Employee Emergency Assistance Fund
Established and funded primarily by Providence employees to support emergent needs of their coworkers, donations to either foundation for this purpose will be available to our caregivers needing financial assistance due to COVID-19 or any other unforeseen financial hardship in their household.  These funds are available to employees of all Providence ministries in Southwest Washington. 

On behalf of all of our caregivers and those they will be caring for in the coming days, we offer our heartfelt gratitude for your overwhelming desire to help.  If you have any questions, please email and we will respond as quickly as possible.